Saturday, June 27, 2009


Ty Lloyd Miller
June 23, 2009
8 pounds & 11 ounces
20.5 inches

I know I'm a little behind on posting this, but needless to say, I've been a little busy these past 4 days. I was able to get into the hospital on Tuesday, the 23rd to be induced. We got to the hospital right at 7am and were immediately checked in and started getting settled into our room. Like I said in my last post, I was hesitant to be put on pitocin, so my doctor came to the hospital and broke my water around 8:30 to see if that would get my labor started. It did! I progressed all day on my own without having to have the drug. What a relief it was for me. My labor went on through the day and into the evening. He was finally born just before 7pm and he was perfect! My doctor and my nurses all made the experience so wonderful. So now we are home and getting settled into what is our "new normal." The girls love having him home and want to hold & kiss him all the time. I have lots of pictures of the big day, but I am working on a slideshow, so those will be up sometime in the near future. Until then, you can "meet" him through these amazing pictures taken by my friend and photographer, Misty Green. Thank you Misty for capturing these precious, brand new moments!

Monday, June 22, 2009


Tomorrow morning by this time, I should be in a hospital bed and hooked up to an iv drip of that lovely stuff they call Pitocin. I wasn't induced with either of the girls, so I never had to have that nasty stuff. I hear it's no fun. I'm hoping I can convince the anesthesiologist to meet me at the door of the hospital and just give me my epidural as we're going in. We'll see how that goes. We have to wake up at 5 am and call the hospital to see if they can "fit me in." Since I am considered an elective induction (Meaning, there's no medical reason for me to be induced. Yeah Right! I think the people around me who have to hear all the time how miserable I am being pregnant would consider this induction VERY medically necessary....for THEIR sanity.) there is no guarantee that I will get in tomorrow. So we must all keep our fingers crossed, or better yet PRAY, they will have room for me. I'm not sure I can be held responsible for my actions if I am told they can't get me in. Trust me, you wouldn't want to be the nurse on the other end of THAT phone call. So for the sake of everyone involved, will you please pray that I can get right in and all will be right with the world, ok? I will keep you posted. Until tomorrow...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Rock On!

I got a late birthday present yesterday and I was like a little kid! I wanted it out of the box and set up the second we got home so I could play. 
Now if I can just learn to nurse the baby while having the guitar strapped to me, I will be set!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Anytime now...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Yesterday I was sitting at my kitchen table with tears in my eyes writing this post. I swear it was yesterday. Truly. And today my "baby" graduated from Kindergarten. When I dropped her off for her first day, just yesterday, she was an apprehensive, timid little girl. Today she is an independent, determined, creative, bigger girl who could literally take on the world. Marty & I look at each other in amazement sometimes at the things that she thinks of and the things she says. She is wise beyond her years and is truly one of the most compassionate people I know. She is always thinking of others and what their situation might be like. I cannot think of a better quality to have. MacKenzie, we love you so much and are so proud of the "bigger girl" you are becoming. For those of you who have children in school you already know this, but for those of you who do not, I will say this: Hold on to your hats, because time is about to reach warp speed. I just. dropped her off. for her first day of Kindergarten. yesterday. Yesterday.

Here are some pictures from her day:

Getting her diploma

Her big xylophone part in the program

Singing songs

Surprised by Paw Paw Lee, Maggie, Allie, & Chea coming!

Flowers from her "sissy"

Proud Mommy

Proud J-Pop

Showing off her diploma

Proud Maggie

Proud Cici

MacKenzie & her amazing Kindergarten Teacher


Still listening intently to her teacher

Sweet Miss Hlozek crying over her gifts

We're off to dinner to celebrate some more with our Graduate. More pictures to come...